In the post-Thanksgiving weekend edition of Greg Hansen's Sunday Notebook, the columnist opines on Arizona's long and proper tradition of going after college basketball's biggest names early in the season, how Cameron Denson stacks up (well) against other great Lancers, a pair of UA commits who played in the Division II title game, former Cats meeting in the NBA's D-League, a shakeup at Tucson City Golf and Dennis Bene getting his state title and doing it right along the way.

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At the foundation of Arizona’s $25-million-a-year basketball operation is a four-game series against Duke, 1987-1991. Those four games put the…

State champion Salpointe Catholic has so many good football players, all-city type performers such as Jake Casteel, Jay Williams, Austin Weave…

Deep ties: Immediately after Friday’s Salpointe Catholic-Chaparral state championship game, Chaparral assistant coach David Wood embraced Juli…

Chaparral assistant coach Marc O’Sullivan is the son of ex-UA defensive back Joe O’Sullivan, an important player on Jim Young’s back-to-back 9…

Oaks Christian High School quarterback Brandon Dawkins, who is RichRod’s top QB recruit in the Class of 2014, completed his California prep ca…

Grant Jerrett made his professional debut on Friday, scoring five points on 1-for-9 shooting for the NBA D-League’s Tulsa 66ers. Jerrett was m…

Tucson High grad Sama Taku, the starting point guard at Pacific, is averaging 12.4 points as a senior. Taku had an off night last week at Oreg…

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Former Arizona All-Pac-12 center and 12-year NBA veteran Sean Rooks is also in the D-League this year. He is employed by the Miami Heat, who a…

Former UA baseball standout Troy Gingrich has been named the hitting coordinator for the Washington Nationals. Add him to the coaching tree of…

Arizona men’s golf coach Jim Anderson, who recently signed what appears to be a Top 10-type class of 2014 recruiting group, is working ahead. …

Friday was the busiest golf day of the year at the five Tucson City Golf courses, with about 700 tee times booked, a day that probably meant a…

Over the past 13 years, Dennis Bene has helped Salpointe build a 5,000-square-foot weight room, install a $1 million turf field and average 10…